Connect with us

Articles

The Best Webcams (if you’re on a budget)

Broadband internet has more or less revolutionized the way people approach both communication and information-gathering. Of course if one wants to take advantage of the former, perhaps video video chatting / conferencing, you’re going to need a decent webcam. It also goes without saying that anyone broadcasting (anything) might also need a trustworthy and HD-capable capture device which is capable of delivering the sort of performance one might need to entice viewers via social media streams. However, not everyone can afford to dish out exorbitant sums on an upper-end, feature-packed webcam; that’s why we’ve assembled a list of three incredible examples which anyone can afford. Note* – price range $18 – $35 (or, around £10 – £18).

Logitech HD Webcam C270

If you want to shoot in 720p on a budget, this handy little webcam from Logitech can help you do it for less. The C270 also allows you to easily shoot for widescreen formats, which the more serious video artists will no doubt find to be quite useful in their pet projects. This affordable model also incorporates Logitech’s fluid crystal technology, which allows for much smoother video motion as well as richer colors and sharper video and sound. Moreover, taking 3 megapixel shots is also a breeze and you can do it with just one click. It’s also worth mentioning that the unit’s design allows for quick and easy attachment to an array of surfaces, while at the same time avoiding inflicting damage to its host. All in all, the C270 is a very affordable webcam that even media production specialists will highly useful.

Logitech HD Webcam C270

Creative Live! Cam Sync

Creative Live! has produced a quality, affordable plug-and-play webcam with the “Cam Sync”. In short, it’s able to deliver a steady 30 frames per second signal at a knock down, drag out price while also facilitating one-click uploads to Facebook and Youtube. If that weren’t enough, this handy device will also interface with the free “Live! Central 3” software (downloadable) which provides additional functionality to the unit. There’s also the capability to take 30 shots at 1.3 mega pixels in burst mode, which is handy for doing things like creating animated gifs. Moreover, the design is compatible with shape or contours of most laptops, making for an excellent traveling companion.

Creative Live! Cam Sync

Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

Yeah, there are quite a number of webcams out there which are said to deliver true 720p HD video, but few that can claim to do it as well as Microsoft’s LifeCam HD-5000. Perhaps the first thing of note is the fact that it is in fact a certified MS product, meaning that it should be fully-compatible with any computer utilizing one of their Operating Systems. Secondly, the cam has two interesting and useful features – auto focus and TrueColor technology. In short, this essentially means that the webcam will latch onto objects and provide an instantly focused shot and any issues related to color or brightness shall also be adjusted on the fly. Of course if you have problems with either of these implementations (or would rather adjust things yourself) you can easily disable them too.

Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000

Continue Reading
Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Smartphones

Articles4 months ago

Why Your Atlanta based Business Needs a Cutting-edge Mobile App?

The emergence of smartphones has literally changed the way people conduct business in Atlanta. Today business is no longer confined...

Gadgets9 months ago

Top Tech Gadgets for Garden Lovers

The future of gardening is drawing closer and closer, as innovative ideas and inventions are changing the way we approach...

Smartphones1 year ago

Monitoring Smartphone Activities via Hoverwatch

Concerned about who your child is talking to on their cell phone? Well now you no longer have to be...

Articles1 year ago

Everything You Need To Know About The Future Of Apple Inc.

Ten years ago this year, Apple wowed the world with the first smartphone, the iPhone. The leap in technology that...

Articles1 year ago

How Your Smartphone Can Save Your Daily Commute

The commute to work is never fun. Hopping on a train is not the best way to start the day,...

Articles1 year ago

5 Essential Tips to Keep Your Smartphone Safe

Many people around the world rely on their smartphones for a variety of things. Whether it’s checking your bank balance,...

Articles1 year ago

When Did You First Realize You Couldn’t Live Without Your Smartphone?

It’s an interesting question, isn’t it? Chances are you probably can’t point to a single event. Rather, the more you...

Smartphones2 years ago

Appy Days: Get Your Smartphone Rockin’ All Week With These Classic Downloads

The invention of the smartphone has revolutionized the world as we know it. Whether your iPhone or Android doesn’t matter,...

Articles2 years ago

Simple Things That Could Be Damaging Your Smartphone

Smartphones have become something that many of us will not leave home without. They keep us in constant contact with...

Articles2 years ago

The Case for the Custom Smartphone Case

You can’t judge a smartphone by its case. Or can you? Come to think of it, there’s nothing more to...